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Hugo House: Your best source for writing classes in Seattle.

For more information on the schedule, scholarships, the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

For help finding classes, contact our registrar or call us at 206.322.7030.

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Spring Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: March 2
Member Registration: March 3
General Registration: March 10


Early Bird Pricing March 2 through March 16:

  • $10 off one-session classes
  • $20 off classes that are two to six sessions
  • $35 off classes that are eight sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Creative Revision

Intermediate / Advanced | Embrace a literal meaning of revision and re-envision your fiction with creative strategies, such as mapping alternative plots, changing points of view, and building mood boards. This one-day workshop will include introductions to several generative and…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Tara Atkinson

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Start Date: 04/05/2020 – 10:00 am
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Tara Atkinson

Tara Atkinson is the author of two books– Bedtime Stories (alice blue books) and Boyfriends (Instant Future). Her work has appeared in Hobart, City Arts Magazine, Fanzine, HTML Giant, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She co-founded the independent literature festival, APRIL, and served as Managing Director from 2011 to 2016. She holds a BA in English from The University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.

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Anatomy of the Sentence

All Levels | In this four-week class, you’ll find, read, examine, diagram, imitate, and draft great sentences. We’ll start small by identifying sentence parts and practicing varied constructions, then go big, combining sentences to produce vibrant paragraphs. Close reading exercises…

Course Type: 4 Sessions  |   Instructor: Tara Atkinson

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Start Date: 04/07/2020 – 5:00 pm
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Tara Atkinson

Tara Atkinson is the author of two books– Bedtime Stories (alice blue books) and Boyfriends (Instant Future). Her work has appeared in Hobart, City Arts Magazine, Fanzine, HTML Giant, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She co-founded the independent literature festival, APRIL, and served as Managing Director from 2011 to 2016. She holds a BA in English from The University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.

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